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SB900 Firmware Update


Bracciano, IT
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gianni24 Registered since 20th Jun 2013
Fri 26-Jul-13 06:36 PM

Hello to everybody,

I'm trying to update the firmware on my SB900 from ver 5.01 to ver 5.02 using my D700.

I took the firmware update from nikon website, an I put the file SB900502.bin (wich by the way is 175.026 byte long) on the root folder of a 2Gb Lexar Pro 300x I freshly formatted with the camera menu.

The camera battery is fully charged, and I've put 4 eneloop fully charged inside the SB900.

Then I put the flash on the hotshoe, and I on both camera and flash. When I navigate the menus to "firmware version" it's showing:

A 1.04
B 1.03
S 5.001

(the latter is the speedlight). I got the option to update, but when I try it, after confirmation, I see "flashing" a screen telling:

Warning! Do not turn the camera off during update.
Update will take serveral minutes.

(actually the screen flashes just a fraction of second, I've used a camcorder to be able to read what the camera is telling me)...

After that the camera stop the process with the diagnostic:

"Firmware can not be upgraded at current settings"

This one last some five seconds, and after disappears.

I've tried to google to find out what's the problem, but I cannot find nothing useful. The firmware upgrade instruction pdf sheet from Nikon didn't help...

Any help from Nikonians?

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